Rating Group: Business Council of New York State, Incorporated

2009-2010 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 6 Grace Meng Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle Democratic 57%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 80%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 20%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Assembly - 13 Charles Lavine Democratic 25%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Conservative 100%
NY State Assembly - 15 Michael Montesano Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Assembly - 24 David Weprin Democratic 25%
NY State Assembly - 28 Andrew Hevesi Democratic 0%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 33%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 50%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 16%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 20%
NY State Assembly - 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic 25%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 16%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 25%
NY State Assembly - 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic 0%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick Democratic 20%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 20%
NY State Assembly - 67 Linda Rosenthal Democratic 16%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic 16%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 16%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 20%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto Democratic 16%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 20%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 43%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. Democratic 20%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 33%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay Republican 100%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly - 127 Al Stirpe Democratic, Working Families 29%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli Democratic 33%
NY State Assembly - 139 Steve Hawley Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 14%
NY State Assembly - 148 Joe Giglio Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle Republican 75%
NY State Senate - 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic 60%
NY State Senate - 15 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. Democratic 29%
NY State Senate - 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 25%
NY State Senate - 21 Kevin Parker Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY State Senate - 23 Diane Savino Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 29%
NY State Senate - 24 Andrew Lanza Republican 100%
NY State Senate - 26 Brian Kavanagh Democratic, Working Families 40%
NY State Senate - 28 Liz Krueger Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY State Senate - 29 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 29%
NY State Senate - 35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY State Senate - 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 25%
NY State Senate - 47 Joseph Griffo Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 100%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 75%
NY State Senate - 58 Thomas O'Mara Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 100%
NY Mayor - At-Large Eric Adams Democratic 29%
NY Mayor - At-Large Mike Spano 40%
NY Supervisor - At-Large Bill Reilich 100%
NY Council Member - 16 Vanessa Gibson Democratic 33%
NY Council Member - 18 Rubén Díaz, Sr. Democratic 20%
NY Council Member - 46 Alan Maisel Democratic 20%
NY County Executive - At-Large Marcus Molinaro No Party Affiliation 80%
NY Legislator - 13 Tom McKevitt 75%
James Alesi 100%
Marc Alessi 33%
Thomas Alfano 75%
George Amedore, Jr. 100%
Carmen Arroyo 0%
Darrel Aubertine 50%
James Bacalles 100%
Greg Ball 66%
Robert Barra 100%
Inez Barron 25%
Michael Benjamin 40%
Jonathan Bing 40%
John Bonacic 100%
William Boyland, Jr. 20%
James Brennan 25%
Richard Brodsky 33%
Alec Brook-Krasny 25%
Daniel Burling 100%
Marc Butler 100%
Nancy Calhoun 100%
Karim Camara 40%
Ronald Canestrari 25%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 25%
Robert Castelli 0%
Nelson Castro 25%
Joan Christensen 75%
Barbara Clark 75%
James Conte 80%
Jane Corwin 100%
Marcos Crespo 50%
Clifford Crouch 100%
John DeFrancisco 100%
Francine DelMonte 71%
Michael DenDekker 25%
State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 6 Grace Meng D 20%
NY U.S. House - 8 Hakeem Jeffries D 40%
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat D 20%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle D 57%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Other 80%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright D 40%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Other 20%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Other 100%
NY State Assembly - 13 Charles Lavine D 25%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Other 100%
NY State Assembly - 15 Michael Montesano Other 100%
NY State Assembly - 24 David Weprin D 25%
NY State Assembly - 28 Andrew Hevesi D 0%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Other 33%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan D 16%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Other 20%
NY State Assembly - 45 Steven Cymbrowitz D 25%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Other 16%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Other 25%
NY State Assembly - 58 N. Nick Perry D 0%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick D 20%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick D 20%
NY State Assembly - 67 Linda Rosenthal D 16%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell D 16%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried D 16%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Other 25%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz D 20%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto D 16%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie D 20%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin D 43%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. D 50%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef D 50%
NY State Assembly - 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. D 20%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther D 50%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill D 33%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay R 100%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo D 60%
NY State Assembly - 127 Al Stirpe Other 29%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli D 33%
NY State Assembly - 139 Steve Hawley Other 100%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Other 14%
NY State Assembly - 148 Joe Giglio Other 100%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle R 75%
NY State Senate - 12 Michael Gianaris D 60%
NY State Senate - 15 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. D 29%
NY State Senate - 16 Toby Ann Stavisky D 25%
NY State Senate - 21 Kevin Parker Other 25%
NY State Senate - 23 Diane Savino Other 29%
NY State Senate - 24 Andrew Lanza R 100%
NY State Senate - 26 Brian Kavanagh Other 40%
NY State Senate - 28 Liz Krueger Other 25%
NY State Senate - 29 José Serrano Other 29%
NY State Senate - 35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins Other 25%
NY State Senate - 44 Neil Breslin Other 25%
NY State Senate - 47 Joseph Griffo Other 100%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Other 75%
NY State Senate - 58 Thomas O'Mara Other 100%
NY Mayor - At-Large Eric Adams D 29%
NY Mayor - At-Large Mike Spano 40%
NY Supervisor - At-Large Bill Reilich 100%
NY Council Member - 16 Vanessa Gibson D 33%
NY Council Member - 18 Rubén Díaz, Sr. D 20%
NY Council Member - 46 Alan Maisel D 20%
NY County Executive - At-Large Marcus Molinaro N/A 80%
NY Legislator - 13 Tom McKevitt 75%
James Alesi 100%
Marc Alessi 33%
Thomas Alfano 75%
George Amedore, Jr. 100%
Carmen Arroyo 0%
Darrel Aubertine 50%
James Bacalles 100%
Greg Ball 66%
Robert Barra 100%
Inez Barron 25%
Michael Benjamin 40%
Jonathan Bing 40%
John Bonacic 100%
William Boyland, Jr. 20%
James Brennan 25%
Richard Brodsky 33%
Alec Brook-Krasny 25%
Daniel Burling 100%
Marc Butler 100%
Nancy Calhoun 100%
Karim Camara 40%
Ronald Canestrari 25%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 25%
Robert Castelli 0%
Nelson Castro 25%
Joan Christensen 75%
Barbara Clark 75%
James Conte 80%
Jane Corwin 100%
Marcos Crespo 50%
Clifford Crouch 100%
John DeFrancisco 100%
Francine DelMonte 71%
Michael DenDekker 25%
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